John Adams, David McCullough--Share the journey
Original post made by Elizabeth Henin Misich on Jun 8, 2008
Within the first 20 pages I'm floored by the fact that by 1776, the Adams family had been in Massachusetts for 100 years, and impressed by how the context/way of thinking is rolled out. - By page 60, or so, there's the pulsating, prospering, metropolis of Philadelphia. - Even having read a few bios of early Americans and some associated history, this is something else.
on Jun 8, 2008 at 7:35 pm
I hate to be the guy who has seen the movie, but not read the book - however... The HBO version of this book so so incredibly awesome. Paul Giamatti was fantastic. I would love to read the book now.
on Jun 12, 2008 at 8:00 am
Wonderful. I'm buying the DVD [$35!]. It was the buzz for the series that got me to the book. - I expect to go on reading good portions of the book and then "catch up" w/the series if the two are closely aligned. There are so many nice surprises in the book that I don't want to take away the pleasure of their discovery by saying what they are. -
on Jun 14, 2008 at 11:33 am
Such intelligent writing about such intelligent people. It's sustenance to this reader.